by Tor Hyams & Lisa St. Lou
Performance Schedule to be Announced Later This Summer
A play with music about people dying to live. At Riverdale Manor, a retirement community in the Bronx, seniors contemplate the possibility of dying from a broken heart, if divorce is even worth it at a certain age, and when is the right time to have sex again. A talent show, with the promise of cake for dessert, sets the scene for a series of life-changing vignettes that debate what to do with the time we have left.
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Tor Hyams & Lisa St. Lou
Tor Hyams & Lisa St. Lou, Playwrights
Tor Hyams and Lisa St. Lou (Playwrights) Grammy nominated songwriter, Tor Hyams, and Broadway performer, Lisa St. Lou (The Producers) offer a unique blend of comedy and heart through musicals, plays and screenwriting. Original theater works include Stealing Time, where a woman struggles to reconcile her place in a failing marriage (premiered NYMF/2012); The Skylight Room, a collection of stories about lonely people searching for connection, with actor/writer, John Cariani; Howie D: Back in the Day, a family musical about belonging and race, based on the real-life experience of Backstreet Boy, Howie D (world premiere at The Rose Theatre – Omaha, NE January 2020); and Collateral Beauty, an adaptation of the film starring Will Smith (with screenwriter, Allan Loeb). Commissions include a musical adaptation of the legendary television show, Green Acres; Ensemble, a collection of previously unpublished letters by Tennessee Williams; Untitled, a “Golden Age” musical for middle and high school age students; and aTypical Family, a story about a family coping with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Tor & Lisa have adapted Senior Living into a 1/2 hour television show. Additional TV pilots include The Lou, the story of a singer/songwriter forced to return home and face her dysfunctional family in St. Louis; Animal Control, about an elite squad in Beaver County, OK who keep us safe from the animals and the animals safe from us; Clusterf*ck, the story of two forty-something’s who stop at nothing to “write” all the wrongs of life’s banalities; and The Whites, the story of a black family living in a wealthy, white suburb during the Obama years.